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Pastor Tyron Robinson Named to Succeed Bishop Paul Morton

Staff Last year, nationally renowned pastor and gospel singer Bishop Paul S. Morton announced he would step down as senior pastor of the Changing a Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church megachurch in Atlanta and the Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church in July on his 70th birthday. But with the advent of t…

COGICs Select Bishop J. Drew Sheard as New Presiding Bishop

Staff The Church of God in Christ has elected Bishop J. Drew Sheard as its new leader. Results of the virtual election—making Sheard the presiding prelate of the 7-million member strong, worldwide denomination headquartered in Memphis—were announced March 20. Sheard, 62, had formerly served as prelate of the Michiga…
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Technical Difficulties Force Postponement of COGIC Elections, Sparking Confusion and Controversy

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the nation’s largest Black religious body, the Church of God in Christ held its Quadrennial Election to fill numerous positions, including vacancies to the General Board, Financial Secretary, General Secretary, Treasurer, Trustee Board, and Judiciary Board (General Assembly). However, due to tec…
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Two Pastors Merge Churches in Hopes of Healing Racial Divides

Staff A white pastor and a Black pastor in North Carolina have decided to merge their congregations in an attempt to lessen racial divides and create a stronger community on Sundays regardless of racial background. The two pastors, Derrick Hawkins and Jay Stewart recently released a book titled, “Welded: Forming…
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Church News: Jawane Hilton Seeks Second Term

Lauding the development of new affordable housing, improved budget reserves, and attracting a $65 mil-lion athletic and academic facility to his city, Pastor Jawane Hilton is seeking a second term on the Carson City Council board. Hilton, a native of Carson, insist he has work that must be continued and c…
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People: “Bishop Charles Blake Says He Won’t Pursue Another Term”

For the last 13 years, he has led the nation’s largest African-American denomination and has been viewed as one of the country’s most powerful Black religious lead-ers. Last week, Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr. Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) announced that he would be st…
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Bishop Charles Blake Says He Won’t Pursue Another Term as COGIC’s Presiding Prelate and Chief Apostle

Staff       For the last 13 years, he has led the nation’s largest African-American denomination and has been viewed as one of the country’s most powerful Black religious leaders. Last week, Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr. Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of the Church of God in Chri…

Over 100 Clergy Join Operation Unity to Fight Police Brutality

Staff       Over 100 local clergy and members of the church community will gather at the steps of five city’s City Halls on Oct. 22 to push local politicians for tangible and effective legislation against police brutality in a day of prayer and meetings they’re calling “Operation Unity”….
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Larry Elder Appointed to Trump Administration

Staff       President Donald Trump has appointed conservative author, pundit and talk show host Larry Elder to a key position in his Administration. Elder, who has long maintained that the absence of fathers poses a bigger threat to Black communities than racism, will serve on the pre…
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Rev. Terry Brown to be Installed Pastor at Judson Baptist Church

Staff       In April, the L.A. faith community mourned the loss of Pastor Dr. Johnny Baylor, noted preacher, founder and senior pastor of the Carson-based Judson Baptist Church. Under Baylor?s leadership, the church ? which he dubbed as ?the assignment of his life?? transitioned in j…
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T.D. Jakes’ Woman Thou Art Loosed Goes Virtual

Staff T.D. Jakes’ has announced that his popular “Woman, Thou Art Loosed” conference will be virtual after this year’s in-person event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. A platform is expected to be announced soon for the event that has become the largest black women’s inspirational conference in the…

California Churches Suing Governor Newsom Say They Have a Right to Sing

Three northern California churches are suing Governor Gavin Newsom in an attempt to overturn his ban on singing and chanting inside places of worship. On behalf of Calvary Chapel of Ukiah, Calvary Chapel of Fort Bragg and River of Life Church in Oroville, the lawsuit seeks an injunction against the state health dep…


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